Thursday, April 8

Today, in the White House Rose Garden, President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Attorney General Merrick Garland will be speaking on what the administration plans to do to help prevent gun violence across the nation.

Due to recent shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, and Boulder, Colorado, and an ever-increasing death toll in Chicago, Illinois, due to firearms, the president is planning to issue a group of executive actions. The president and administration officials hope that executive orders to increase background checks and close gun law loopholes will help in decreasing gun violence.

Yesterday, the White House issued a fact sheet identifying gun violence as a Public Health Epidemic. The statement said, “The President is committed to taking action to reduce all forms of gun violence – community violence, mass shootings, domestic violence, and suicide by firearm” and that he is “reiterating his call for Congress to pass legislation to reduce gun violence.”

Many in Congress have agreed with the need to fix legislative loopholes, but urged caution in doing anything that would harm the Constitutional rights of American citizens. Senator Susan Collins said she and others want to address gun violence legislation “without infringing on the rights of law-abiding Americans, to change and close some of the loopholes in the background checks.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and administration officials to seek the heart of God in an executive action they take as work to prevent gun violence.
  • That God would be at work in the president and Cabinet members so that they would honor God and uphold justice in all that they do.
  • For wisdom and discernment for members of Congress as they evaluate any gun control legislation in the context of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution.

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